In the old days, inventors were required to hand-deliver their working prototypes to the physical USPTO offices, quite unimaginable in the age of the Internet. This also led to many patent attorneys renting expensive office space near the USPTO headquarters. Those days are mostly gone but you will still find big players basing themselves in big cities such as New York which means you, the inventor, may often need to fork out expensive traveling expenses to see the best or alternatively settle for the rest that may be conveniently located nearby.
However, with the rise of the web you now have access by phone, Skype or Google Hangouts to board certified patent attorney’s such as myself who can offer you world-class service no matter where you currently reside in the United States or internationally. Watch my video for more information.